Wednesday, June 16, 2004

ah, yes, the 100th Bloomsday...a time to reJoyce ... many a Doobyliner (not to mention the footnote fetishists) will be looking for incoherant clues deep in the first chapter of the Bibulo: Guinesses. The sanctimoney of our syphilization.

"Kinch, you fearful Jesuit!"

Joyce: I first met him in psychosis...

But why trust a blind-from-reading-too-much Irishman who averred "the ineluctable modality of the visible"??

And shouldn't that be "risible"?....

but yet...the slanguage rivveruns to the great grey sea our mother...
so we must return to the great Ulyseas, the white pages our sails!

If you really wanna dive in, try The Modern Word

Here's another good Joyce page.

Oh...and then there's Finnegan's Wake. ("History is a nightmare from which I'd rather wake") The title an infinity sign made of two paradoxical puns stuck together:
"Fin" (Fr. - end) egin ("agin" - begin again)
and "Wake" (wake up or Irish death ceremony).

Put the two together and you have an infinity sign:
I.e. Joyce's glasses.

Oh, and check out this great Pynchon page. Good time-waster.

Monday, June 07, 2004

Everyone's talking about Ronnie. But do they remember the Reagan Legacy?
The 100th anniversary of Bloomsday is in ten days (16th). Those who still read Joyce will wanna check out this Joyce portal.
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."

-- Theodore Roosevelt, speaking on President Wilson's crackdown on dissent after the U.S. entered WWI